Associate Professor

Brian Pollard

St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 1W8
Research Interests
local anesthetics, regional anesthesia, ultrasound
Clinical Interests
ambulatory anesthesia, education
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Dr. Pollard’s academic focus is directed towards exploring aspects of learning, teaching, and program development for ultrasound, regional anesthesia, and medical education to promote improved educational and patient care pathways.  He has been recognized for excellence in education and clinical innovation, and has written two texts in the field of ultrasound and regional anesthesia practice. 

Recent Publications

  1. Pollard, B.A.  Регионарная анестезия под контролем (Russian Translation of ‘Ultrasound for Vascular Access and Regional Anesthesia’). Moscow: Geotar Publishing, 2014.
  2. Pollard, B.A.  Ultrasound for Vascular Access and Regional Anesthesia. Toronto: Thistle Press, 2012.
  3. Pollard, B.A., Chan, V.W.S.  An Introductory Curriculum For Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: A Learner’s Guide. Toronto: Thistle Press, 2009.
  4. Pollard, B.A. (2008).  New Model for Learning Ultrasound-Guided Needle to Target Localization. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 33, 4, 360-362.

Honours and Awards

Name: Dr. G. Edelist Post-Graduate Award for Teaching Excellence

2013 - Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto

Name: Dr. W. Noble Clinical Fellow Teaching Award

2010, 2014 - Department of Anesthesia, St. Michael's Hospital

Name: Dr. A.J. Dunn Resident Teaching Award

2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 - Department of Anesthesia, St. Michael's Hospital


Ontario Provincial Innovation Funds Grant for “Post-Operative Analgesia with Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter after Foot and Ankle, or Shoulder Surgery in Ambulatory Patients”.  2012-2013.